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Ophthalmology in Developing Countries 1 - OPSC5013

This unit of study provides candidates with the foundations of the practise of clinical ophthalmology with an emphasis on the specific diseases and pathology of their native country. On completion of this unit, the successful student will be able to understand the basis of the practise of clinical ophthalmology: basic pharmacology, public health measures, nutrition and its impact on ocular health, general microbiology, principles of genetics and medical statistics and epidemiology. They will also be expected to incorporate knowledge gained from the other online units of study to gain knowledge on the aetiology, pathology associated features, prognosis and management of diseases of the cornea and conjunctiva, eyelids and orbit, lacrimal system and iris and ciliary body. They will be required to identify differences in the presentation, aetiology, course, treatment and prognosis of ocular diseases in adults compared to children, to identify and study areas of ophthalmic significance in developing countries especially the candidates own, and to utilise online ophthalmic and medical resources to gain knowledge and assist in the management of ocular and general medical disease.

Classes
1x3hr online seminar/wk (13 weeks)

Assessment
7x PBL assignments (100%)

Textbooks
Clinical Ophthalmology: a systematic approach (7th ed), Jack J. Kanski, Brad Bowling; Edinburgh; New York : Elsevier/Saunders, 2011

Additional information
Candidates must be overseas trained medical practitioners from countries without an established vocational ophthalmology training programs and be working in a clinical ophthalmology unit.

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Save Sight Institute
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Save Sight Institute
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Professor Geoffrey Painter, Dr Con Petsoglou and Honory Associate Professor Nitin Verma
HECS Band: 3
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